• Zack Clopton

    ★★★ Added by Zack Clopton

    There’s no shortage of movies about movies. Wither you’re talking about films about actors, directors, writers, or even the occasional meta-textual comment on the format itself, you can find plenty. Something else there’s no shortage of are rise-fall, and usually, rise again stories. I’ll go ahead and factor in stories about the Golden Age of film making too. The point of this is, “The Artist” is not exactly exploring new territory here. It’s a film concerned with the past.

    This…

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  • Kamran Ahmed

    ★★★ Watched by Kamran Ahmed 24 Jul, 2015

    A unremarkable faux-silent era film. A safe, conventional narrative in a novel, not so novel, package. Lacks the charm of the silent era, and only moderately offers silent film techniques. Way too little visual dialogue for a silent: much performance, little cinematography. A silent film for people who have never seen a silent film before. Stripped of all off-putting elements (characteristic film grain, shadows, fast motion, excessive theatricality) and designed for the modern popcorn viewer. Its tendentious aim to please compromises its sincerity.


    60/100 - Decent.

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  • RJSit10

    ★★★½ Added by RJSit10

    This film is a lot of fun, and holds interest. I found the dog tiresome, but I'm a mean old bitch with no imagination.

    Berenice Bejo is delightfully charming, in that way that made us fall in love with Audrey Tautou. But what has she done for us lately?

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  • Rashid

    Added by Rashid

    One of the most lauded meh movies in recent history.

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  • t2kickassjedi

    ★★★★ Added by t2kickassjedi

    The Artist is a great film with a very interesting concept and a nice twist ending. Some parts were very slow though.

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  • InSession Film

    ★★★★ Rewatched by InSession Film 20 Jul, 2015 2

    I know many have beaten up on this film over the years and I can understand why, to a degree. Did it deserve Best Picture? No. Is it still really good? I'd argue yes.

    At it's heart, it's a romantic comedy but done so with style and flavor. The silent film treatment, yet ironically very meta, gives them film an appeal we just don't see today. And it was more than just a gag. I thought the visual flair of…

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  • Gordon Adair

    ★★★★ Watched by Gordon Adair 25 Oct, 2012

    It looks like everyone saw something a little different in this movie. To me it was both a homage and a memorial to the glory days of Hollywood. In that it was purely enjoyable for anyone who knows enough to appreciate that era, and simultaneously sad and tragic for the same reasons. Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo were brilliant and authentic enough to make me forget that I was watching a film made in the 21st century. You simply can't…

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  • freeheelpete

    ★★★★★ Added by freeheelpete

    Perfect in every way.

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  • Anthony Briscoe

    ★★★★ Watched by Anthony Briscoe 19 Jul, 2015

    Its taken me quite some time to getting round to watching this film. I'm glad I did however as it was a very good one. I'm a fan of silent cinema and talkies and the history of cinema in general so this appealed to me on all fronts. However I was wanting to rename the film "the arsehole" as the main character of George is a massive arse through out which became quite annoying but that was his character and…

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  • mfulton

    ★★★★ Added by mfulton

    B+

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  • Matty Stanfield

    ½ Watched by Matty Stanfield 15 Jul, 2015 2

    I actually saw this film in the cinema during the initial release.

    I did not like it. Actually, I quite disliked it.

    I seemed to be completely alone in my opinion. Screening at a Sundance Cinema, the audience applauded. I was so out-of-synch with my fellow movie-goers, I was wondering if anyone would deliver the infamous San Francisco "hiss" -- I almost left the cinema several times, but it was so crowded I stayed.

    (why do people applaud at a…

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  • Audiences Everywhere

    ★★★ Added by Audiences Everywhere

    "My hope is that the common viewer uses the joy of this experience as an open door to investigate its roots, where he/she will find countless silent movies of equal or greater effect and measurably more authenticity."

    Read David Shreve's full review here.

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